Project Series: by Myrna Batten
Knit Fast, Heel Later: Two-at-a-time, cuff-down, socks with an afterthought heel.
Mondays; November 30, December 7 and December 14, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Prefer to knit your socks from the cuff, but want to use up all of your yarn? A sock with an afterthought heel is the perfect solution! These socks are knit two-at-a-time! No SSS (second sock syndrome) here! In this 6 hour class (2 hours per week), you will learn all of the skills you need to feel like a superstar, sock-knitter, extraordinaire.
Here is what you will learn in this class
How to cast on for cuff down, two-at-a-time socks
How to knit two socks at the same time using Magic Loop
Skill level required: Advanced beginner to intermediate knitter: Must be comfortable knitting and purling, including knitting in the round.
Pattern will be supplied by Myrna
1 skein of worsted weight yarn. Worsted sock yarn should have the same qualities as fingering sock yarn. A superwash wool blended with either nylon, silk or acrylic is best for added durability. Recommended: Estelle Worsted (50% acrylic, 40% wool, 10% nylon)192m (210yds), Alegria Grande (75% Superwash Merino, 25% Polymide), 180m (196yds), Novita 7 Brothers (75% Wool, 25% Polymide), 200m (220 yards)
Approx. 25g/.9oz (40m/ 44yd) of a contrast colour of the same yarn for the toe and heel (if desired)
4 mm (US6), 100cm (40”) (or longer) circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
1 set of 4 dpns 1-2 sizes smaller (for easier picking) for picking up heel stitches (optional, but recommended)
tapestry needle for weaving ends
clip on stitch markers
a kitchen scale for weighing out your yarn if you chose to divide your skein OR if you chose to NOT use a contrast for toes/heels (optional)
** A note about substituting yarns for worsted socks. Worsted sock yarn should have the same qualities as fingering sock yarn. A superwash wool blended with either nylon, silk or acrylic is best for added durability. Recommended alternative: Estelle Worsted (50% acrylic, 40% wool, 10% nylon)